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Haven't been on here in awhile, so figured I'd ask. Have any of you just installed higher output bulbs, in your Colorado's?? My high beams really suck, so I figured I could do a swap, like I have done on other vehicles I have owned. I don't want to do the more laborious and expensive HID install. If I can't upgrade the bulbs to a higher wattage, I'll just install a 30" LED bar light on my "Buck Bumper" and call it good.
ETA: Truck still runs great and have had NO issues= still happy! Thanx! Mac:cool:
 

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Haven't been on here in awhile, so figured I'd ask. Have any of you just installed higher output bulbs, in your Colorado's?? My high beams really suck, so I figured I could do a swap, like I have done on other vehicles I have owned. I don't want to do the more laborious and expensive HID install. If I can't upgrade the bulbs to a higher wattage, I'll just install a 30" LED bar light on my "Buck Bumper" and call it good.
ETA: Truck still runs great and have had NO issues= still happy! Thanx! Mac:cool:
They are stinking pricey but the Diode Dynamics LED SL1's are CAN-BUS compliant with the Colorado and the ONLY ones I've found designed to fit under the OEM dust cover (which you do need) and I would definitely do both low and high beams: Headlight Bulb High Beam type is 9005, Headlight Bulb Low Beam type is H11.

They make a massively impressive difference over the very poorly IIHS reviewed stock lighting which I kept 'over-driving' the light output field on at night during normal highway speeds, so consider the cost justifiable for safety reasons. This was the one 'must have' change I needed for my 2017.

And no this is not an ad, I haven't tried any of their other lighting products for the Coloranyon's and cannot vouch for those, and I'm not getting paid for this post - but if they want to send me a couple of free sets of the latest SL1's I can guarantee they will be well loved .... :)
 

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Somebody did a swap on mine before I bought it, but did a homeade dust cover-I assume the bulb fans etc were in the way-mod.
 

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Thanx guys! I'm going to research these and make my decision. I still plan on installing the 30" LED bar lights on my brush guard and running them w/ a seperate switch and they do mount below the headlight line, so should not have any hassles with "you know who". LoL! Thanx again. Mac:)
 

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I have a set of hi and low beam LEDs coming from Headlight Experts.
Have a ARB bumper and Baja Designs LP9 driving lights.
Will let all know how these LEDs perform.
I did get resistors as well.
 

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They are stinking pricey but the Diode Dynamics LED SL1's are CAN-BUS compliant with the Colorado and the ONLY ones I've found designed to fit under the OEM dust cover (which you do need) and I would definitely do both low and high beams: Headlight Bulb High Beam type is 9005, Headlight Bulb Low Beam type is H11.

They make a massively impressive difference over the very poorly IIHS reviewed stock lighting which I kept 'over-driving' the light output field on at night during normal highway speeds, so consider the cost justifiable for safety reasons. This was the one 'must have' change I needed for my 2017.

And no this is not an ad, I haven't tried any of their other lighting products for the Coloranyon's and cannot vouch for those, and I'm not getting paid for this post - but if they want to send me a couple of free sets of the latest SL1's I can guarantee they will be well loved .... :)
True dat, about needing the dust cover, and finding a bulb to fit. My replacements required buying more dust covers, and cutting and gluing them to accommodate my aftermarket LED's. Wish I had run across this brand earlier. Bigger pic, also true about the stock lighting. It's criminally poor. After my wife came home crying from driving home in the rain after dark (about a week after bringing the truck home) we bought decent aftermarket....
 

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I've used Beamtech for the past several years in several vehicles. I currently have them in two trucks and a car and have never had to replace any of them over the years. The most recent was my 2018 ZR2. Replaced both highs and lows and modified the dust covers with another set of dust covers to make them clear the heat sinks. MUCH BETTER light with the LEDs.
 

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Haven't been on here in awhile, so figured I'd ask. Have any of you just installed higher output bulbs, in your Colorado's?? My high beams really suck, so I figured I could do a swap, like I have done on other vehicles I have owned. I don't want to do the more laborious and expensive HID install. If I can't upgrade the bulbs to a higher wattage, I'll just install a 30" LED bar light on my "Buck Bumper" and call it good.
ETA: Truck still runs great and have had NO issues= still happy! Thanx! Mac:cool:
I just replaced my H11's with a 5K bulb that Flosser makes. I work in Auto Parts so I was like, sure I will try them out. Much better than stock and really white. And for $38 for a pair, you can save some cash. Had them on for a month. Now if I can try and remember to turn my daytime lights off...
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I just replaced my H11's with a 5K bulb that Flosser makes. I work in Auto Parts so I was like, sure I will try them out. Much better than stock and really white. And for $38 for a pair, you can save some cash. Had them on for a month. Now if I can try and remember to turn my daytime lights off... View attachment 8548
Many thanks. They will be my next replacement pair..
 

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I have no clue what my truck has other than they work well and 2 of the dust covers look very non standard. Also, these "dust covers" appear to be glued on with caulk. Odd.
 

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They are stinking pricey but the Diode Dynamics LED SL1's are CAN-BUS compliant with the Colorado and the ONLY ones I've found designed to fit under the OEM dust cover (which you do need) and I would definitely do both low and high beams: Headlight Bulb High Beam type is 9005, Headlight Bulb Low Beam type is H11.

They make a massively impressive difference over the very poorly IIHS reviewed stock lighting which I kept 'over-driving' the light output field on at night during normal highway speeds, so consider the cost justifiable for safety reasons. This was the one 'must have' change I needed for my 2017.

And no this is not an ad, I haven't tried any of their other lighting products for the Coloranyon's and cannot vouch for those, and I'm not getting paid for this post - but if they want to send me a couple of free sets of the latest SL1's I can guarantee they will be well loved .... :)
I will have to switch to those when my mystery bulbs burn out. The ones the previous owner installed are effective, but it would appear improvised covers were used ( and caulked on. yikes!)
 

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I like the diode dynamics sl1. Good pattern. Fitment is great and plugnplay. 3yr warranty. Worth the extra money.
With these trucks using the headlights as drl, they are always on. It’s important they are thermally stabile and slow degradation as much as possible bc it won’t take long to lose output bc of this
 

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I just watched a video of Diode Dydnamic's manufacturing process. I have to say I am impressed. Being a QC/Engineering Tech for some 28 years, it was pleasant to see that some companies "get it" What I saw in that short video convinced me to purchase my next set of bulbs from DD.
 
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